These days we come across many products of quinoa on the shelves in the market. I picked up a packet of quinoa flakes. So many things can be experimented with these flakes. Today I'm trying out upma.
Quinoa flakes ... 1/2 cup
Onion ........... 2-3 tbsps . chopped finely
Green chillies .. 1-2
Coriander leaves .. 1-2 tbsps (chopped)
Curry leaves ... a sprig
Mustard seeds .. 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ... 1 tsp
Asafoetida ...... a pinch
Dry red chillies .. 1 broken into pieces
Turmeric powder .. 1/8 tsp.
Salt ...... to taste
Oil ......... 3-4 tbsps
1. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a pan. Add the asafoetida, mustard and cumin seeds. when they cracle add the broken dry red chillies and curry leaves.
2. Now add the onion, green chillies and saute. Tip in the quinoa flakes and keep stirring for a minute or two.
3. Add the salt, turmeric powder. Stir in one and quarter cups of water,(little more than double) preferably hot. Keep stirring to avoid lumps. At this stage add a spoon of ghee/oil . Add the coriander leaves and simmer for a minute.
This can be eaten even without a chutney. For variation you can add some vegetables like carrot and green peas.